Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez insists he does not want to be traded.
Gonzalez, who decided to put off retirement plans by coming back to the Falcons one more season to chase a Super Bowl ring, said Thursday he is glad to be in Atlanta, despite the team's 1-4 record.
"I don't have any regrets," he said. "I am still as happy as I can be to be a Falcon. "I know there was trade rumors out there. I didn't ask for a trade. That wasn't me. I signed up and this is the team. I came back to play with these guys on the team and I'm enjoying myself win, lose or draw.
"Obviously, I'd rather win. That makes it a lot more fun, but there is no way I would even think about jumping ship. I love playing for this team. I love playing for this city. Like I said, we still got a chance, too. If I start thinking like that, I think we wouldn't have a chance and I'm not there yet. Not even close."
The trade deadline is Oct. 29. Rumors have circulated that he may want to finish his career where it started -- with the Kansas City Chiefs, who are the biggest surprise of the NFL at 6-0.
Gonzalez, 38, remains productive for the Falcons. He has 33 catches for 339 yards with three touchdowns this year.